It looks like Mozilla has decided to remove and block “Mozilla Sniffer” add-on from addons.mozilla.org website after its review. In addition, blocklist will ask users for such extension uninstallation. Before deletion, add-on was already downloaded 1,800 times and is used by 334 people daily.
Mozilla Sniffer add-on that was uploaded on June 6th logs all the login form fields and sends such data to a remote server.
Affected users are also advised to change their passwords as soon as possible.
In a blog post company has stated that while unreviewed add-ons are scanned for known viruses, trojans and malware, specific behaviors can only be detected by a code review.
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